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      RECIPE TITLE "Apple Cake (Appelgebak)" Author: Nick Malgieri author of "A Baker's Tour : Nick Malgieri's Favorite Baking Recipes from Around the World"

    yields12 servings time ---difficultymoderate

      RECIPE INGREDIENTS

    2 cups all-purpose flour (spoon flour into dry-measure cup and level off)
    1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    12 tablespoons (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
    3/4 cup sugar plus 2 tablespoons sugar for sprinkling on the apples
    3 large eggs

    1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
    3 Golden Delicious apples, peeled, quartered, and cored

    Glaze

    1/2 cup apricot preserves
    2 tablespoons water

    One 10-inch round pan, 2 inches deep, buttered and lined with a disk of buttered parchment

      RECIPE METHOD

    1. Set a rack in the middle level of the oven and preheat to 350 degrees.

    2. Stir together the flour, baking powder, and salt in a bowl and set aside.
    3. Place the butter and ¾ cup sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer and beat with the paddle on medium speed until soft and light, about 3 to 4 minutes.
    4. Beat in one egg until smooth. Beat in the vanilla and lemon zest.
    5. Beat in about a third of the flour mixture until smooth, and then beat in another egg.
    6. Beat in another third of the flour mixture and then beat in the remaining egg.
    7. Stop and scrape the bowl and paddle, and then beat in the remaining flour mixture.
    8. Scrape the batter into the prepared pan and smooth the top. Arrange 11 of the apple quarters, core side down, on the batter, in a circle near the edges of the pan. Place the last apple quarter in the center of the batter. Sprinkle the apples with the 2 tablespoons sugar.
    9. Bake the cake until the apples have softened, about 1 hour. The batter will definitely be baked through in this amount of time.
    10. Cool the cake on a rack in the pan, then unmold it onto a rack and lift away the first rack and replace it with a platter. Invert the cake again and lift off the top rack.
    11. For the apricot glaze, stir the preserves and water together in a small saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the glaze comes to a simmer. Strain the glaze into another pan and place it back on the heat. Allow the glaze to reduce until it is slightly sticky and no longer watery, about 2 minutes.
    12. Immediately paint the hot glaze onto the apple quarters, using a brush. Let the glaze cool and set before serving the cake.

      Serving: Cut the cake into wedges. A little whipped cream would be good with this cake.

      Storage: Keep the cake under a dome or loosely covered with plastic at room temperature. For longer storage, wrap and refrigerate the cake before applying the glaze. Bring the cake to room temperature and paint the apples with the glaze before serving.


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